Who is the best plastic surgeon in West Waterford MI? Can you tell me about what plastic surgery is?
In order to save our clients at Center for Ear, Nose & Throat, P.C. some time from hunting around the internet for answers as to general plastic surgery questions we have gathered some information to answer some general questions about plastic surgery.
What is plastic surgery?
Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty involving the restoration, reconstruction, or alteration of the human body. It includes cosmetic or aesthetic surgery, reconstructive surgery, craniofacial surgery, hand surgery, microsurgery, and the treatment of burns.
What Are The Different Sub-specialties of plastic surgery?
Aesthetic surgery is an essential component of plastic surgery and includes facial and body aesthetic surgery. Plastic surgeons use cosmetic surgical principles in all reconstructive surgical procedures as well as isolated operations to improve overall appearance.
Burn surgery generally takes place in two phases. Acute burn surgery is the treatment immediately after a burn. Reconstructive burn surgery takes place after the burn wounds have healed.
Craniofacial surgery is divided into pediatric and adult craniofacial surgery. Pediatric craniofacial surgery mostly revolves around the treatment of congenital anomalies of the craniofacial skeleton and soft tissues, such as cleft lip and palate, craniosynostosis, and pediatric fractures. Adult craniofacial surgery deals mostly with fractures and secondary surgeries (such as orbital reconstruction) along with orthognathic surgery. Craniofacial surgery is an important part of all plastic surgery training programs, further training and subspecialisation is obtained via a craniofacial fellowship. Craniofacial surgery is also practiced by Maxillo-Facial surgeons.
Hand surgery is concerned with acute injuries and chronic diseases of the hand and wrist, correction of congenital malformations of the upper extremities, and peripheral nerve problems (such as brachial plexus injuries or carpal tunnel syndrome). Hand surgery is an important part of training in plastic surgery, as well as microsurgery, which is necessary to replant an amputated extremity. The Hand surgery field is also practiced by orthopedic surgeons and general surgeons. Scar tissue formation after surgery can be problematic on the delicate hand, causing loss of dexterity and digit function if severe enough. There have been cases of surgery to women's hands in order to correct perceived flaws to create the perfect engagement ring photo.
Microsurgery is generally concerned with the reconstruction of missing tissues by transferring a piece of tissue to the reconstruction site and reconnecting blood vessels. Popular subspecialty areas are breast reconstruction, head and neck reconstruction, hand surgery/replantation, and brachial plexus surgery.
Pediatric plastic surgery:
Children often face medical issues very different from the experiences of an adult patient. Many birth defects or syndromes present at birth are best treated in childhood, and pediatric plastic surgeons specialize in treating these conditions in children. Conditions commonly treated by pediatric plastic surgeons include craniofacial anomalies, Syndactyly (webbing of the fingers and toes), Polydactyly (excess fingers and toes at birth), cleft lip and palate, and congenital hand deformities.
What kind of Techniques and procedures do plastic surgeons use?
- Autografts - are taken from the recipient. If absent or deficient of natural tissue, alternatives can be cultured sheets of epithelial cells in vitro or synthetic compounds, such as integra, which consists of silicone and bovine tendon collagen with glycosaminoglycans.
- Allografts - are taken from a donor of the same species.
- Xenografts - are taken from a donor of a different species.
Plastic surgeons check list of common cosmetic problems.
Here at Center for Ear, Nose & Throat, P.C. West Waterford office we combine our years of education, surgical knowhow and continuing education to bring out your natural beauty. At our plastic surgery center we:
- Smooth facial wrinkles and remove facial blemishes
- Rejuvenate eyelids using hidden incisions, eliminating that "tired" look
- Soften frown lines
- Lift the cheeks, eliminating jowls and recreating a youthful neckline
- Use small hidden incisions behind the hairline to lift the eyebrows and eliminate that frowning expression
- Smooth out smile creases and restore youthful fullness to your face and lips, using your own fat cells. The results are natural and lasting
Surgical and non-surgical treatments include:
- Face Neck and Eyelid Lifts
- Skin Cancer, Reconstruction
- Skin Rejuvenation
- Scar Revision
- Facial Fillers